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Milwaukee Brewers Make Playoffs With Losing Record — And At Least Some Fans Are Excited

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Chuck Quirmbach
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Robin Davis, of Milwaukee, shows one of the shirts she bought Sunday night to celebrate the Brewers making the playoffs.

The major league baseball season that’s been greatly affected by COVID-19 continues for the Milwaukee Brewers.

The Brewers lost their final game of the shortened regular season Sunday. But when two teams next to them in the standings also lost, the Brewers won the final seed in the expanded eight-team National League playoffs.

At Miller Park, the Brewers kept their team apparel store open late, and a small but consistent stream of shoppers celebrated by buying gear.

Robin Davis left with a bagful of items.

"I got some shoes. I got a shirt. I got something for my dog,” she said, laughing.

The Brewers had a losing record in the 60-game season, and fans weren't allowed into Miller Park or any of the other baseball stadiums to see the games due to the coronavirus. But Davis says it's still exciting to know her team is in the playoffs.

"I love being here, and we haven't. It's been over a year since we've been to the ballpark and I miss it. But we support baseball in any way we possibly can and love it,” Davis said.

Davis thinks there's a chance the Brewers can upset the league's top seed, the Los Angeles Dodgers, in a first-round best of three series that begins Wednesday. All games will be at Dodger Stadium, without fans in the stands. 

Other National League series also start Wednesday. American League matchups begin Tuesday.

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